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Spring 2016 Convocation

On Tuesday May 31, the Department celebrated a successful spring convocation with 50 students receiving their degrees in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Occupational Health and Public Health. Congratulations to all, best of luck on your future studies or careers!


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SSC Impact Award:
Dr. Jim Hanley

The 2016 recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work is Jim Hanley. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by members of the SSC in collaborative research and applied work.


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Pharmacoepidemiology at McGill

Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, was officially announced as the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology on May 26, 2016.


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Dr. Jill Baumgartner awarded 2016 Maude Abbott Award

The award was established in 2010 by the Faculty of Medicine in order to recognize outstanding female faculty members at an early career stage who have excelled in education, research or administration. Congratulations Dr. Baumgartner!

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Congratulations Diandra Budd!

MSc student Diandra Budd accepting the Pelnar Award from EBOH Chair, Dr. Gilles Paradis on April 20, 2016.  The Dr. Premysl Mike Pelnar Academic Enrichment Award is given annually to a meritorious student in occupational health and safety.

Longer maternity leave linked to better infant health

“Our findings suggest that paid maternity leave policies are a potential instrument for reducing preventable child deaths, even in countries where women are less likely to be working in the formal economy,” said lead author Dr. Arijit Nandi.

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No increased heart failure with incretin-based drugs

Incretin-based drugs, used to treat type 2 diabetes, do not increase the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure relative to other anti-diabetic drugs, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine led by Dr. Kristian B. Filion, Assistant Professor of Medicine and an epidemiologist at the LDI of the JGH.

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What is the Role of Schools of Public Health in the 21st Century?


Watch the videos related to this discussion and more on the EBOH YouTube Playlist.



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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) within McGill’s Faculty of Medicine.


Our department offers graduate degrees in Epidemiology (MSc and PhD), Biostatistics (MSc and PhD), Occupational Health (MSc Applied), Public Health (MScPH), a medical specialty program in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and a Summer Session in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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